The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany
"Utilizing Cultural Diplomacy to Develop Economic and Cultural Bridges"
The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is a 10-year project taking place from 2008-2017 and is conducted by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in cooperation with global governance organizations, national governments, international corporations and leading academic institutions.
The project is focused on the development and the promotion of the field of cultural diplomacy and its relations with the areas of international relations & economics, globalization, global governance, human rights, arts and culture. Over the years the Symposia has become the world’s largest event series in the field of cultural diplomacy.
The 2017 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany will take place in Berlin from June 1st - 4th, 2017 and will be held parallel to the Berlin Carnival of Cultures. The 2017 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany will include keynote addresses, lectures, and interactive panel discussions and debates in order to create a platform for new initiatives to be created and proposed. To complement and support the symposium curriculum, exhibitions will be hosted parallel to the symposium sessions and site-visits will be arranged.
The following issues will be mentioned and explored:
- Germany (Focus: Cultural Diplomacy Projects, Cultural and Economic Bridges in Germany, the German African Relations, the German Asian Relations, German Elections 2017)
- The European Union (Focus: Cultural Diplomacy Projects, Cultural and Economic Bridges in the EU, Human Rights Issues)
- The EU-USA-Russian Relations (Focus: Human Rights Issues, the Syrian Crisis, the Ukraine Crisis, NATO Issues, International Trade)
Speakers during the symposium will include leading politicians, senior diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.
Based in Berlin, the conference will be hosted at ICD House of Arts & Culture and in a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.
Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, and young professionals.
Certificate of Attendance - All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed.
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:
The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.
During the program participants will have a number of opportunities to network with one another, with the speakers, and with ICD Board Members and partners. Conference participants will become part of the ICD Alumni, a growing international network of people of diverse interests and backgrounds from around the world who share a commitment to intercultural exchange. Members of the ICD Alumni Group will benefit from the following opportunities: Alumni online forum, Advisory Board Networking, ICD support for individual Leadership Initiatives, free access to all ICD research, videos and photos as well as other event documentation. Participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Networks. (more)